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Had to look at the album to be sure, but that's right outside my home town!

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Original Poster5 points · 18 days ago

Wooo, Wenatchee.
We love the Sage Hills, and are continually shocked at how empty it seems to be. Talking to other mountain bikers, they always seem confused and don't recognize the place.

Flying down the backside to the Horse Lake Trailhead is an absolute blast of a trail :).

Original Poster6 points · 18 days ago

Found some beautiful trails out in Central Washington with absolutely no-one around. Just single out-and-back day from Seattle, but it was gorgeous now that the temperature is starting to drop. A few more pictures of the day are here:

We picked up mountain biking back in April and are absolutely loving it so far, going out to new spots almost every weekend.

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

It's definitely Quebecois (previously lived in Montreal), but the rest of Canada has co-opted it because it's absolutely delicious.

Wait, where this picture was taken got stuff landed on it from the blast? I never knew it went that far....

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

Turns out I misspoke, it was not the blast zone, but the more well known Plains of Abraham to the east. I don't know enough about Mt. St. Helens and Volcanoes.

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Original Poster4 points · 4 months ago

It is a beautiful area nestled just outside of Seattle, here were some other pictures on our short little practice session:

Beautiful picture.

That backpack looks really large however.

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Original Poster1 point · 4 months ago

Thanks, it somewhat is. We just ended up grabbing our dayhiking packs, so they fit a lot, and then we end up packing rain gear, sweaters, extra food, etc...

How are the temps? Looks like a Chilly ride.

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Original Poster5 points · 4 months ago

Very chilly by the time we got up that high. It felt like it dropped almost 20 celsius in those 20 miles.

4 points · 4 months ago

Any idea how much gain there is over the 20 miles?

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Original Poster1 point · 4 months ago

I just did a Google maps bike directions with altitude thing, and it reported +3261 feet and -938 feet (there is a drop at the beginning).

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Rainier is always beautiful and awesome, but the logging trash in the foreground is not.

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Original Poster1 point · 5 months ago

Yeah, the backroad weaves through some trashy logging roads, but give it a few miles and it starts getting a lot greener:

I was still really happy with the framing of this shot in particular.

Gorgeous shot, what did you shoot this with?

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Original Poster1 point · 7 months ago

It has with my cheap cell phone, an LG Aristo :).

I give a lot of credit to the morning, it was beautiful. It was 6 am, the 24 hours of heavy rain had stopped a few hours earlier, and it was cold and foggy. This was a bit more of the same morning:

Original Poster3 points · 7 months ago

I also took a more dramatic, and phone-background ready shot from the same place:

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Original Poster1 point · 9 months ago

Ooooh definitely super spooky :)

I don't mind at all, if you like this is the original: and a bunch of other fog pictures all taken on a pre-work walk that morning:

I'm in Bellevue. What street is this?

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Original Poster2 points · 9 months ago

Its 98th Ave SE, right where it intersects with 7th Street. Just southwest of the pile of sky rises that make up the Bellevue skyline.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

Last week, I managed to convince my wife to join me bright and early in a canoe to experience the sun and fog rising. It was 10 C degrees, but the experience was pretty awesome :). I took a few more pictures while out there as well:

162 points · 1 year ago

Not a single picture or real source demonstrating that you can see light through the five miles of tunnel. Just an unsourced wikipedia quote stating:

It had a grade of only 0.95 per cent westward, and was tangent; light at one end can be seen at the other, more than five miles away.

I watched; a few; videos; none of which show light whatsoever. I don't give a shit about the Connaught Tunnel nor am I a railroad enthusiast. Really, I just wanted to see a picture of 5 miles of tunnel with light at the other end. But no, this post is just another improperly sourced, sensationalized wikipedia 'fact'. Fact check yourselves people. We let 'fake news' happen by willingly disseminating sensationalized misinformation for the sake of a few up votes and a moment in Reddit's spot light. TIL has devolved in to a shit show of poorly sourced wikipedia articles. Shame.

TLDR; TIL a lot of TIL is BS.

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7 points · 1 year ago

That's because the light is too small too pick up on most pictures. For example, this is the pinpoint of light from a 2.3 mile snoqualmie tunnel in Washington from the eastern edge (looking west):

It's there if you zoom in, and was very noticeable in person. Now over double the distance...

3 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Whoa. Would increasing the exposure brighten the spot at all or allow for the camera to pick up other light in the tunnel? Or was it just that dark?

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1 point · 1 year ago

The spot itself is really bright, but it's the contrast; there is no other incoming light, and so the rest of the tunnel was ridiculously dark without lights.

Have it on strava? I was planning a similar ride from Seattle to Ellensburg over 2 days

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

Recently moved out west, and decided to use the long weekend to take a stab at exploring the Cascades. Headed out from Bellevue, and headed to Snoqualmie Pass. Slept there, and spent the next day racing down the mountains back home. Took some pictures on the way, I hope it inspires a few others to check out this amazing trail.

50 points · 1 year ago

They must be working from the bottom up. You'll notice the floor is doing an excellent job at not absorbing water.

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